Okay, so I’ve never had a tattoo before, but I’ve wanted one for a while. I finally booked in an appointment for next Saturday, and since you guys seemed curious about what I would be getting since I mentioned it yesterday in The Blue Sky Tag, I thought I would make a post about it. (With lots of rambling, as usual!)
I made a pinterest board for tattoos around a year ago. I’d always joked with Rory that I’d get a tattoo if only I wasn’t such a chicken. He eventually started to question me whenever I brought it up. Questions like what tattoo I would want to get, where, had I looked at ideas online, maybe a small one wouldn’t be too bad, etc. So then my thought process about tattoos started to change, maybe it wouldn’t be too bad… I looked around online, like on pinterest, google images, I looked at site’s galleries. I started to look into artists and studios around Wellington. I also became incredibly aware of people that had tattoos, I would always check them out, looking at the picture or words, size, details, is it black and white or in colour, is that watercolour. I didn’t want to freak people out, so I tried to be subtle in my admiring of their tattoos. By doing all this, I began to get a clearer idea of what I would like as my first tattoo.
This is what I personally like in tattoos.
- Mandala patterns (especially those like a lotus) – i’ve just always liked them
- Black, no colour. I do think a watercolour tattoo would be nice, but for my first one I wanted to start off simple.